Policy Regarding the Family Education Rights and Act (FERPA)
All parents and students will be notified of their rights through annual publication in the catalog of the fact that students and parents of dependent students have the right to review a student’s educational records, to request amendment to a student’s educational records, to provide consent prior to disclosure of personal identifiable information and to file a complaint with the U.S Department of Education regarding the failure of an institution to comply with FERPA. Students or parents are also advised that a hearing can be requested to challenge the contents of a student’s record, and the student will be given the opportunity to place a statement regarding contested information in the record stating the nature of the disagreement.
A parent or student must make a request in writing to review educational record. Records will be made available in the appropriate institutional office on an appointment basis.
No personal identifiable information will be released to a third-party without the written consent of parent or student unless it is:
- To other school officials who have educational interest in the information
- To officials of another school where the student seek or intends to enroll
- To representatives of the Comptroller General of the United State, the Secretary of Education or state and local educational authorities
- Relating to financial aid and is necessary to determine conditions for aid, enforce the term and conditions of aid.
- To State official if required by the State Statute
- To organizations conducting studies for educational agencies or institutions to develop, validate, or administer tests, administer student aid programs or improve instruction. No personally identifiable information will be provided to the organization will be destroyed when no longer needed for the study.
- To accrediting agencies to carry out accrediting functions
- To parents of a dependent student
- To comply with judicial order or a subpoena
- To meet a health or safety emergency
- To an alleged victim of a crime of violence regarding the results of disciplinary proceedings against the perpetrator of the crime.
All disclosure if information will be recorded in the file and will include parties receiving information and the legitimate interests of the parties for inspection of the records.
Personally identifiable which is designated as directory information includes student’s name addresses, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities, degrees and awards received and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.
Any Non-Human Visitors to these Websites shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who controls, authors or otherwise makes use of them. Such individual(s) shall be deemed responsible for the actions of their Non-Human Visitor devices in the same manner as if they personally visited the Website.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the RGV College Website. By accessing or using any part of the Website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by the RGV College, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.
The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old. If you are not yet 13 years old, you must stop using the Website immediately or else provide RGV College with written parental approval.
Our basic products and services are free to both Website owners & individual users. However we may offer some paid upgrades for advanced features such as domain hosting or extra disk space or bandwidth.
Our products and services are designed to give Website owners as much control and ownership over their site as possible and to encourage users/members to express themselves freely.
However, each site owner must be responsible for the content of their site. In particular, as a site owner, you must make certain that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your site or get linked to from your site (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).
Special License Restrictions for Non-Human Visitors
A special restriction on a visitor's license to access the Website applies to all Non-Human Visitors. Non-Human Visitors include, but are not limited to, web spiders, bots, indexers, robots, crawlers, harvesters, or any other computer programs designed to access, read, compile or gather content from the Website automatically.
Email addresses on the RGV College are considered proprietary intellectual property. It is recognized that these email addresses are provided for human visitors alone. You acknowledge and agree that each email address the Website contains has a value not less than US $50. You further agree that the compilation, storage, and/or distribution of these addresses substantially diminishes the value of these addresses. Intentional collection, harvesting, gathering, and/or storing the Website's email addresses is recognized as a violation of this agreement and expressly prohibited.
You do not claim intellectual property right or exclusive ownership to any of our products or services, whether modified or unmodified. All products and services are the property of RGV College. Our products and services are provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event shall our organization (or any business or individual associated with RGV College) be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential, or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use our products or services.
Your RGV College Account and Site
If you create a site with RGV College, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and site, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the site. You must not describe or assign keywords to your site in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and RGV College may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause RGV College to be positioned for possible liability. You must immediately notify RGV College of any unauthorized uses of your site, your account or any other breaches of security. RGV College will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Responsibility of Contributors
If you operate a Website, comment on a Website, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, 'Content'), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, computer software or any other type of electronic content. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
- the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
- you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
- the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
- the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
- the Content is not obscene, libellous, defamatory, hateful or racially bigoted, does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party and is not otherwise unlawful;
- your site is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your site's URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
- you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by RGV College or otherwise.
By submitting Content to RGV College for inclusion on the Website, you grant RGV College a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your site or Content. If you delete Content and advise RGV College, RGV College will use reasonable efforts to remove said Content from the Website (generally within two business days), but you acknowledge that caching and/or other references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, RGV Careers has the right (though not the obligation) to, in RGV College's sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in RGV College's reasonable opinion, violates any RGV College's policy or is in any way harmful, unlawful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in RGV College's sole discretion. RGV Careers will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Fees and Payment
Optional premium paid services (such as domain purchases, etc.) may be available on the Website. By selecting a premium service you agree to pay RGV College the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on the day you sign up for a premium service and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual period as indicated. Premium service fees are not refundable.
Responsibility of Website Visitors
RGV College has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating the Website, RGV College does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Any user or site owner who finds content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, or content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, or other errors has a responsibility to report such Content to RGV College. In the same way, anyone who discovers Content on the Website that contains material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated, must report the same to RGV College. RGV College disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
Content Posted on Other Websites
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the Websites and WebPages to which RGV College links, and that link to RGV College. RGV Careers does not have any control over those non-RGV College Websites and WebPages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-RGV College Website or webpage, RGV College does not represent or imply that it endorses such Website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. RGV College disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-RGV College Websites and WebPages.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
As RGV College asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by RGV College violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify RGV College. RGV College will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of RGV College or others, RGV College may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, RGV College will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to RGV College.
This Agreement does not transfer from RGV College to you any RGV Careers or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with RGV Careers. RGV College, the RGV College domain, the RGV Careers logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with RGV Careers, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of RGV College or RGV College's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any RGV College or third-party trademarks.
RGV College reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. RGV College may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools, services and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
RGV College may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your RGV College account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a VIP, Premium or other Paid Services account, such account can only be terminated by RGV College if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from RGV College's notice to you thereof; provided that, RGV College can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service or other lawful reason. Additionally, a paid account may be temporarily terminated pending a determination of the facts relating to a possible breach of this Agreement. Upon termination, all provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The materials on RGV College's Website are provided 'as is'. RGV Careers makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, RGV College does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet Website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
Limitation of Liability
In no event will RGV College, or its suppliers or licensors, or any individuals associated with those entities, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to RGV College under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. RGV Careers shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
General Representation and Warranty
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless RGV College, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to out of your violation of this Agreement.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
Each party agrees that any suit, action or proceeding brought by such party against the other in connection with or arising from the Terms of Service ("Judicial Action") shall be governed by the law of the state of residence of the registered Administrative Contact (the "Admin State") for the Website as such laws are applied to agreements between Admin State residents entered into and performed entirely within the Admin State. You consent to the jurisdiction of federal and state courts within the Admin State. You consent to the venue in any action brought against him in connection with breaches of these Terms of Service. You consent to electronic service of process regarding actions under the above agreement.
Records of Visitor Use and Abuse
You consent to having your Internet Protocol address recorded. An email address may appear immediately below (the "Identifier") if we suspect potential abuse. The Identifier is uniquely matched to your Internet Protocol address. Visitors agree not to use this address for any reason.
VISITORS AGREE THAT HARVESTING, GATHERING, STORING, TRANSFERRING TO A THIRD PARTY OR SENDING ANY MESSAGE(S) TO THE IDENTIFIER CONSTITUTES AN ACCEPTANCE AND SUBSEQUENT BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.